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Personal Capital Review

3.5

Personal Capital is light personal finance tools but heavy on investment tracking and retirement planning. The app does offer basic transaction management and budgeting, but its emphasis is on looking toward your future.

By Kathy Yakal

The Best Online Payroll Software for 2021

Making sure your employees are paid accurately and promptly is one of the most critical elements of running your business. We've tested the top online payroll services to help you determine which one is right for you.

By Kathy Yakal

Roll by ADP Review

3.5

Roll by ADP is a new chat-based mobile app that offers basic tools for payroll setup, employee management, and payroll processing. It's easy to use, works well, and could appeal to very small businesses with very modest payroll needs.

By Kathy Yakal

Rippling Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Rippling offers midrange payroll features and customizability at a small business price. The depth of its payroll and benefits administration tools may overwhelm some smaller businesses, but its step-by-step approach enhances its appeal to companies with a few or a few hundred employees.

By Kathy Yakal

Gusto Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Gusto will appeal to both new and experienced payroll administrators because of its usability and top-notch payroll setup, processing, and reporting tools. Additional HR capabilities and excellent support make Gusto the best in its class.

By Kathy Yakal

OnPay Review

4.5

OnPay’s excellent user experience and strong payroll and HR tools make it a versatile solution for larger companies. OnPay is also fast and flexible enough that smaller businesses should consider it, too.

By Kathy Yakal

Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Review

3.5

QuickBooks Payroll has the tools you need to manage your company's payroll tasks in an easy-to-use website, but it lacks functionality and flexibility found in competing services. It works as a standalone application, but makes more sense as an add-on to QuickBooks Online.

By Kathy Yakal

SurePayroll Review

4.0

SurePayroll handles setup, data management, and payroll processing smoothly. It's an excellent choice for most small businesses and also offers versions suitable for many vertical industries.

By Kathy Yakal

Patriot Software Full Service Payroll Review

3.5

Patriot Software Full Service Payroll offers capable, flexible payroll processing and top-notch support for new users. Its simplicity and usability make it a good choice for very small businesses and inexperienced payroll managers.

By Kathy Yakal

Square Payroll Review

3.0

Square Payroll checks most of the boxes for paying your staff and integrates well with other Square apps, but it lacks the depth and customizability of its competitors.

By Kathy Yakal

Workful Review

3.5

Workful is a newer payroll management site that is a good choice if you have employees who work on a time clock, though it also supports salaried workers. The service now submits payroll taxes automatically for business in all 50 states.

By Kathy Yakal

The Biggest Tech Mergers and Acquisitions of All Time

Tech companies drop massive sums of money on acquisitions, like IBM's $34 billion Red Hat deal and Microsoft's $19 billion bid to acquire Nuance. We rank the most lucrative M&A deals of the modern technology era.

Intuit QuickBooks Live Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

QuickBooks Live pairs you with experienced bookkeepers who can reconcile your accounts, close your books, and provide advanced reports. Thanks to its excellent administrative tools and procedures, and an exceptional user experience, you always know where your accounts stand.

By Kathy Yakal

Sunrise Review

3.5

Sunrise's ease of use and features make it a good choice for freelancers and sole proprietors who need to track income and expenses and invoice customers. It might also appeal to small businesses that need double-entry accounting and can live without time tracking, robust reports, and full mobile access.

By Kathy Yakal

Liberty Tax 2021 (Tax Year 2020) Review

3.0

Liberty Tax is a capable and easy-to-use service from the well-known brick-and-mortar tax preparer. However, it lacks well-integrated, accessible guidance and suffers from a dated interface and sometimes awkward navigation.

By Kathy Yakal

And.co Review

3.5

Fiverr's And.co is a flexible, easy-to-use invoicing tool for freelancers who sell services. Larger businesses will likely need more features and flexibility, though.

By Kathy Yakal

Wave Review

4.0

Wave delivers an excellent, free accounting service for freelancers. Its invoice creation and management tools are good, too, though the invoices could stand to be more flexible.

By Kathy Yakal

The Best Small Business Accounting Software for 2021

If you run a small business or are a freelancer, then keeping a tight grip on finances is critical for success. Our reviews cover the best small business accounting tools to help keep your company in the black.

By Kathy Yakal

Zoho Invoice Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Zoho Invoice is an excellent service for sole proprietors and midsize businesses, thanks to its flexible pricing, customizability, and deep feature set.

By Kathy Yakal

The Best Online Accounting Services for Freelancers

Even the smallest business can benefit from a cloud-based accounting service. Our top tested performers provide all the tools and features freelancers need to keep a tight rein on their finances, without costing them fortune.

By Kathy Yakal